Bad Words is a movie about a grown man who finds a loophole in a national spelling bee competition. Letís just get that out of the way, first, because any man childish enough to dash the hopes of a slew of young children is obviously going to be some sort of a graceless jerk. In this case Jason Bateman plays the jerk
March is the month where both Hollywood and the indie circuit really kick into high gear, parading out big budget spectacles, quirky comedies, action romps and yes, even a Tyler Perry movie.
Two nipples, or not two nipples; that is the question. For anyone who has ever wished for actor Jason Bateman to wander into their lives and teach them a little about simple anatomy, this clip from Focus Featuresí Bad Words should give you a good idea of what itís like.
Based on a script by newcomer Andrew Dodge, the new film tells the story of Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) a former spelling bee loser who plans to take revenge on the system by exposing a loophole. Having never passed the eighth grade, Guy enters into an elementary school spelling bee and plans to take home the big prize. Bateman is making his feature directorial debut with the movie after having spent many years directing on the small screen.
While itís never a surprise when big summer tentpole movies shift their schedules around, raunchy comedies arenít usually the movies running around the calendar. Thatís not the case with Jason Batemanís Bad Words and Jake Kasdanís Sex Tape, two of the more highly anticipated laughfests of 2014, as both of them will be coming out one week previous to their earlier release dates. He who laughs last had better find a better distributor.
Jason Bateman thrives at nice-guy roles, which may be why his insults, swearing and racial slurs land just a little bit harder than they would have if they were coming from, say, Billy Bob Thornton. Or maybe Iím just having a Bad Santa flashback here. As the Red Band Trailer for Bad Words reveals, this is a story about a guy who found a loophole into the competitive world of childrenís spelling bees, enraging teachers, parents, children and spelling bee enthusiasts in the process.
Based on Kevin Wilson's bestselling novel, The Family Fang centers on a family whose live is entirely dedicated to creating avant-garde performance art, whether the kids like it or not. Annie and Buster are the children, subjects and muses of Caleb and Camille Fang, but to the world they are Child A and Child B.
Bad Words, the directorial debut for comedic actor extraordinaire Jason Bateman has been snatched up by Focus Features for a cool $7 million, according to Deadline. That huge payment grants them worldwide rights to the film, which was produced by Darko Entertainment, MXN, and Batemanís Aggregate Films
Jason Bateman has a supporting group of actors now set to join him in the upcoming comedy Bad Words, which will also be the star's directorial debut. Allison Janney, Philip Baker Hall and Rohan Chand have all signed on parts in the movie, which follows a 41-year old high school dropout (Bateman) as he exploits a loophole so that he can compete in a spelling bee intended for children who are still in grade school.
Jason Bateman is a lifetime member of Hollywood. At the age of 12 he was playing James Cooper Ingalls on Little House on The Prairie, in his teens he made movies like Teen Wolf Too (not the highlight of his career) and now in adulthood he's starring in blockbuster comedies and was the lead character on one of the most beloved shows of all time: Arrested Development.